There’s something for everyone this weekend. The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival and Sand in the City both go all weekend, for starters. Enjoy the special selection of Dave-Knows-Approved events below:
The second 2011 installment of Portland Parks and Recreation movies in the park is in full swing! This weekend’s films are:
Friday, July 15: Megamind at Lents Park
Saturday, July 16: The Karate Kid (2010) at Knott Park
Sunday, July 17: Gulliver’s Travels (2010) at Brentwood Park.
Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30pm and movies begin as soon as it’s dark. [more]
Portland International Beerfest
The 2011 Portland International Beerfest (PIB) takes place Friday through Sunday, July 15 through 17 in the North Park Blocks at NW Davis.
Over 150 beers from all over the world will be on tap and poured from bottles. Food purveyors at the fest include Koi Fusion, Violetta, Mt Townsend Creamery, Nut Love, and Bakke Brothers Jerky. [more]
Every third Friday of the month the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
This Friday, July 15, 2011, is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to Offbeat Belly Dance! Free show! Awesome good times! Come get some! [more]
Growing Garden‘s 8th annual Tour De Coops takes place Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 10am to 3pm. What, you might be asking, is a tour de coops?
“This is a fun and affordable community event for you, your whole family and all your friends! Chicken owners throughout Portland will open their yards so you can see their coops and meet their chickens.” [more]
Dust off your kilt, the 2011 Portland Highland Games takes place Saturday, July 16 at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.
Yup, there’s a caber toss! Also a kilted mile, border collie demonstrations, a Regimental Drum Major Competition, and a broadsword demonstration.
Bagpipers, dancers, fiddlers, and drummers will also be competing and performing. [more]
The Big Busk is back. For background on this unique musical event, read Peter Ames Carlin’s story in The Oregonian last year: Buskers bring melodies to streets of downtown Portland. The second annual busk takes place this Saturday, July 16, 2011 throughout downtown Portland. [more]
Pix Patisserie’s Bastille Day Block Party
The fifth annual Pix Pâtisserie Bastille Day Block Party takes place Saturday, July 16, 2011 on N. Failing between Williams and Vancouver.
Celebrate the storming of the Bastille in 1789 with the Mini Médoc Marathon Fun Run 5K or the Tour de Portland Bicycle Scavenger Hunt. [more]
The 2011 Montavilla Street Fair takes place Sunday, July 17 from 10am until 5pm in Montavilla (SE 79th between Stark and Pine, and 78th between Washington and Stark).
Two stages await you, as do craft and food vendors, and a beer and wine garden! [more]
And for even more weekend events and activities, check out the Dave Knows Calendar, and visit Around the Sun, Blogging Portland on the Cheap, and PDX Pipeline!
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